Adobe Photoshop CS6 (13.0)

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NameAdobe Photoshop
VersionCS6 (13.0)
License Retail
Votes 18
Wine Version1.7.28
Free Download Download
Maintainers of this version:
CS6 released on Mar 21 2012.
Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results (selected in 'Test Results' table below)

What works

  • Installation using Adobe Application Manager 
  • Loading images
  • Basic stuff

What does not

  • Updating
  • Opening PSD Files ( Fix: winetricks atmlib )

What was not tested

  • 3D
  • More advanced features

Additional Comments

Fresh wine1.7 install from PPA, everything works but opening PSD files.

winetricks atmlib

Everything works.
Test Results
DistributionTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?RatingSubmitter
CurrentLinux Mint 17 Qiana Cinnamon 64-bitOct 28 20141.7.28 Yes Yes Gold Olivier Leduc 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Sep 17 20141.7.26 No, but has workaround Yes Gold an anonymous user 
ShowChakra LinuxFeb 12 20141.7.12 Yes Yes Silver an anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 13.10 "Saucy" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 14 20141.6.1 Yes Yes Silver an anonymous user 
ShowLinux Mint 16 "Petra"Dec 03 20131.6.1 Yes Yes Silver Stefan Weiser 

Known bugs
Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
29871 drawing in photoshop cs5 is almost impossible NEW View
30239 Multiple Adobe CS6 trial installers fail to initialize, reporting 'Exception caught while getting payloads data combined. Error #1090' NEW View
32163 Adobe Illustrator / Photoshop CS6 wants gdiplus.dll.GdipCreateEffect NEW View
33610 Photoshop CS6 rendering one frame behind with NVIDIA UNCONFIRMED View
35041 Multiple applications crash with heap corruption or live-lock in libX11 (EA Origin, Garmin Express Fit v2.0, 64-bit SMPlayer 0.8.6) NEW View
35805 "Open file..." box doesn't display image preview in Photoshop CS6 UNCONFIRMED View
37418 Unable to paste images from linux clipboard to Wine apps workspace (affects Photoshop, Powerpoint etc.) NEW View
37928 Photoshop CS6: Mini-bridge panel does not show directory entries in alphabetical order UNCONFIRMED View
37929 Photoshop CS6: save for web dialog ( and others ) blur when tooltips are expected to appear UNCONFIRMED View
37930 Photoshop CS6: dragging layers leaves a trail of garbage UNCONFIRMED View
38105 Missing min/max/expand buttons, app controls & moving ability of Photoshop CS6/CC main window when unmaximized UNCONFIRMED View


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creashes when trying to install
by TWADS on Thursday May 7th 2015, 17:42
i have wine 1.7.42 and everytime i try to install PS it throws an error and doesn't even begin to install.

and also ubuntu threw error two times. i guess it was related to wine. but it stopped doing it, so i cant paste it here.

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Brush DOTS workaround
by Max S. on Tuesday February 10th 2015, 20:26
Currently running Photoshop CS6 under Wine 1.7.34 on Mint.
I too have experienced issues where some tools will not properly draw when holding the mouse down. Sometimes I can draw squiggles, sometimes it's just a dot.

Thankfully I found a workaround to this issue in tool options.
Simply turn off 'Spacing' for each drawing tool (Brush, Eraser, Pencil, etc). After that, dots should be no more.

This solution may work on older Photoshops.

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Floating sizes
by Woalk on Saturday August 2nd 2014, 17:19
I installed Photoshop in a 32-Bit-Wineprefix and it's working very fine at the first sight, even without the described installer problem (it said "Installation successful" just as it should).

One thing I notice: The floating values around the mouse pointer when moving or resizing an element or the selection always stays the same values as they were when showing up (most of the time something around zero, like 5px or 7px, depends on how fast I move the selection before it shows up).

I think this has to be considered as a normal inconvenience of using a Windows App in Wine, but maybe someone knows a trick if there is any.

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Crash after selecting Trial
by timm0e on Wednesday July 30th 2014, 13:12
Hey Guys,

I want to install CS6 as Trial, but after selecting that I want to install the Trial, PDApp.exe stops working

wine tells me to report this, so here it is:

Hopefully someone has a solution for it :)

(BTW: I'm installing using the dependencies from this Guide:

My System itself is 64bit, but I created a WINEARCH=win32 wineprefix)

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Objects don't line up on guides
by Nate Gantt on Thursday July 3rd 2014, 20:33
I'm using Linux Mint 17, and managed to get CS6 working! Awesome. Except, for some reason, objects don't line up on guides I've set. I can't center anything because of this.

I came from Linux Mint 14, and was using CS5--which worked fine. No clue what changed in that regard. Everything else has been absolutely stellar though.

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Runs like a charm but..
by Stuart on Friday June 6th 2014, 14:30
Hey guys!

I hope you can help me. I got photoshop cs6 up and running but I have distorted menu boxes, I can't really see the numbers.text and such.

I've attached 2 screenshots for your reference.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Have a nice day!


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Installation failed after selecting a localization
by Gringo Goronasky on Friday December 20th 2013, 6:26
After selecting an installation location, in the next step, I receive “installation failed”. I’ve installed all needed libraries. Do you suppose what I’m doing wrong? I'm installing full version, not portable.

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CS6 Working with Brushes
by RP on Friday August 16th 2013, 13:11
I was able to get this working finally after some trial and error using WINE version 1.3.34 and playOnLinux. I haven't tried it yet, but it should be possible to just use wine 1.3.34 without playOnlinux and get the same results as long as the libraries are the same it should work.

What I did:

First I tried using the instructions at top using Wine 1.6 and was able to get CS6 to install (even though it doesn't mention the fact that one must ignore the failed installer warning and let it run anyway until the HDD light stops blinking which nearly made me pull my hair out because I thought it was still broken).

After successfully installing The Brushes didn't work so I tried the Patch via building from source. Not too bad but the brushes (while improved) still glitched about 50% of the time.

About to give up on the entire fiasco I decided to try the PlayOnlinux route via commentor "Urvoy P" instructions. This doesn't work because too many additions which will break the playOnlinux Bottle and the installer won't work at all (at least for me).

Instead here is The Solution for me: Wine 1.3.34 w/PlayOnlinux and these additions in this specific order

Installed these first:
atmlib gdiplus ie6 vcrun2005sp1 vcrun2008 fontsmooth-rgb corefonts msxml3 msxml6

Then installed these: amstream, cc580, directx9, d3dx11, dinput, dinput8, gecko, vcrun2005,2008,2010, VideoDriver, xact, xineput

Then I copied my Adobe Installation from my previous wine 1.6 installation into the PlayOnlinux virtualdrive created above (you could use a windows installation instead just need an installed version of CS6 to copy from)

Just moving relevant sections of:

"Common Files"

After that I created a shortcut using the PlayOnlinux menu for Photoshop and tried it and it now works like a charm with nothing borked and brushes working.

Hopefully this saves someone all the hassle I went through figuring it out. Thanks to the previous commentors as well, I wouldn't have known where to start even experimenting without them.

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How to get Adobe Photoshop CS6 work
by urvoy_p on Sunday June 30th 2013, 9:39
The whole Adobe Photoshop CS6 works on Linux Mint 15 Olivia (x86-64).

I used Play On Linux with Wine 1.3.4 (XP config) adding thos libraries :

amstream, atmlib, cc580, Microsoft Core Fonts, d3dx11, dinput, dinput8, directx9, FontSmoothRGB & BGR, gdiplus, gecko, IE6, mdac28, mono28, msvc80, msxml3, msxml6, physx, pngfilt, riched 20/30, vcrun2008/2005/2010, VideoDriver, xact, xinput.

I'm using Play On Linux 4.2.1.

Photoshop CS6 works even faster than on Windows.

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by Georgios on Friday April 19th 2013, 2:48
#copy dll's from windows
cp ~/odbc32.dll ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/system32/
cp ~/odbcint.dll ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/system32/

this does not work... I can't find these files anywhere.

The install crashes before the copying/deploying of the files

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  • RE: by Andrew on Saturday April 20th 2013, 22:12

by nockdown on Thursday April 11th 2013, 23:53
Sorry, but...
When this patch will be added to wine release?
Why do developers of wine waste so many time? The problem is well-known, the solution is got. Why they don't include this patch to wine releases?

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Wrong rating
by Yuri Shishenko on Tuesday April 9th 2013, 12:30
Rating cannot be 'platinum' if app req override ddls and change settings in winetricks.
Need to retest it.

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Like a charm
by Veselin Vasilev on Saturday April 6th 2013, 0:37
Did exactly as described in the instructions, including complete wineprefix wipe and got it working like a charm. Initially I had quite a headache but after the prefix erase, it runs very nicely. Type tool is working, brushes are fine; The sidepanels get blacked out when open but show up properly when expanded so no big issue there. From what I've tested, so far so good. I;m running a 64-bit Precise on Dell Studio 16.

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History / Script panel crash
by GameX on Sunday March 24th 2013, 21:23
I'm running a portable version (No need to manually install and set everything. I wasn't able to activate a full install), and Photoshop crash when I open the History/Script panel. :(

Does this happen with a full install ?

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by Storm on Friday January 25th 2013, 10:01
Did you try it with older Wine versions to make sure it is not related to Wine?

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  • RE: by Storm on Friday January 25th 2013, 10:02
Solving the brush bug
by Storm on Friday January 25th 2013, 9:58
The bug that causes brushes to draw a dot and not register the rest of the line appeared in Wine 1.3.35, so in case of Photoshop CS5, running it on Wine 1.3.34 fixed it. You can easily run multiple Wine versions using PlayOnLinux.

Bug here:

You can also just patch the source code of Wine but I think running 1.3.34 under PoL is much easier.

Also, I was able to install CS5.1 Extended 32bit and have it work perfectly out of box, without the need for ANY tweaking, by using the "portable edition" installer with PlayOnLinux! Probably works with CS6 too, didn't test yet but you may want to try. See my comment on CS5 for details.

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by kai on Wednesday December 26th 2012, 12:13
Nothing new, but wacom pen pressure is not working in CS6 either. According to most forums I have looked at, the last version that worked with pen pressure was CS2.

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  • RE: by Storm on Friday January 25th 2013, 10:02

by kai on Saturday December 22nd 2012, 16:07
I'm not sure if this is more or less common knowledge at this point but there was a patch released to fix the brush problem in photoshop in wine (photoshop would not recognize that a brush was being applied while holding down the click button or while on tablet and would only write a single dot)

you can find it here:

I read about it here:

and to learn how to apply a patch, you can read this:

It looks more difficult and involved than it is. I started out installing my dependencies one by one until I saw on another forum that you could:

sudo apt-get build-dep wine


Notes about usage:
For me, photoshop does not seem to be shutting down properly. It runs fine once - then if you try to run it again (at least from a terminal) there is an error.

sudo pkill wine

and then you should be able to run it properly once again. WITH working brushes (horay!)

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  • RE: by Storm on Friday January 25th 2013, 10:03

by kai on Saturday December 22nd 2012, 14:30
Installing in windows, then moving relevant sections of:

"Common Files"

to wine drive_C worked for me
just make sure you execute it with the usual wine prefix:

env WINEPREFIX="/home/wintermute/.wine" wine C:\\windows\\command\\start.exe /Unix /home/wintermute/.wine/dosdevices/c:/Program\ Files/Adobe/Adobe\ Photoshop\ CS6/Photoshop.exe

I am using wine 1.4 on Debian Squeeze (from mepis 8.5 repo). Unfortunately I have only tested i386 since I'm having difficulty with WINEARCH to create a x64 version. This will do for now though :)

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by Maikl on Friday December 7th 2012, 16:07
I work well.
Installing (RU)
Ubuntu 12.04, wine 1.5.18

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Ubuntu 10.04 and wine 1.4
by Joel on Monday November 26th 2012, 20:40

I'm quite new on this forum. I've been trying to install CS6 on Ubuntu 10.04 using wine 1.4 (apparently wine 1.5 is only available for more recent os). At first, I was facing graphical glitches when using Bridge (Photoshop and Camera Raw appeared to work properly). I finally found out a turnaround and I thought I'd share it with the community.

I ended up adding odbc32.dll and odbcint.dll (from a previous win98 installation) to correct the glitches in Bridge. Note that these need to be override to native after Photoshop install. Here is the script I used:

# Define paths
# Remove old winetricks version
sudo apt-get remove winetricks
sudo rm -rf /usr/bin/winetricks
# Remove old gecko version
sudo apt-get remove gecko
sudo rm -rf /usr/share/wine/gecko
# Remove old wine version
sudo rm -rf $PREFIX
mkdir $PREFIX
sudo apt-get remove wine
sudo apt-get remove wine1.3
# Install wine
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install wine1.3
# Install winetricks
cd ~/ && wget
chmod +x winetricks
sudo mv winetricks /usr/bin
# Install gecko
sudo mkdir -p /usr/share/wine/gecko
sudo mv wine_gecko-1.4-x86.msi /usr/share/wine/gecko/
#sudo mv wine_gecko-1.8-x86.msi /usr/share/wine/gecko/
# Configure wine install prefix and architecture
export WINEARCH=win32
# Install dll files
winetricks atmlib
# Message from previous gdiplus install tryout:
# Please download NDP1.0sp2-KB830348-X86-Enu.exe from and place it in $HOME/.cache/winetricks/gdiplus, then re-run this script.
cp $DIRECTORY/CS6/DLL\ FILE/NDP1.0sp2-KB830348-X86-Enu.exe $HOME/.cache/winetricks/gdiplus/.
winetricks gdiplus
winetricks msxml3
winetricks msxml6
winetricks dotnet20
# dotnet20 install completed, but installed file $PREFIX/dosdevices/c:/windows/Microsoft.NET/Framework/v2.0.50727/mscorlib.dll not found
cp $DIRECTORY/CS6/DLL\ FILE/mscorlib.dll $PREFIX/dosdevices/c:/windows/Microsoft.NET/Framework/v2.0.50727/.
winetricks vcrun2005sp1
winetricks vcrun2008
# vcrun2008 install completed, but installed file $PREFIX/dosdevices/c:/Program Files/Common Files/Microsoft Shared/VC/msdia90.dll not found
cp $DIRECTORY/CS6/DLL\ FILE/msdia90.dll $PREFIX/dosdevices/c:/Program Files/Common Files/Microsoft Shared/VC/.
winetricks vcrun2010
# Files added from a previous win98 install
cp $DIRECTORY/CS6/DLL\ FILE/odbc32.dll $PREFIX/drive_c/windows/system32/odbc32.dll
cp $DIRECTORY/CS6/DLL\ FILE/odbcint.dll $PREFIX/drive_c/windows/system32/odbcint.dll
# Override manually gdiplus as native and msxml3 as native then builtin
# Install Photoshop : wait until hard drive light turns off (5-15 min) even if install shows that it aborts
# Override manually odbc32 and odbcint as native
# Run Photoshop
env WINEPREFIX="$PREFIX" wine C:\\windows\\command\\start.exe /Unix $PREFIX/dosdevices/c:/Program\ Files/Adobe/Adobe\ Photoshop\ CS6/Photoshop.exe
# Run Bridge
env WINEPREFIX="$PREFIX" wine C:\\windows\\command\\start.exe /Unix $PREFIX/dosdevices/c:/Program\ Files/Adobe/Adobe\ Bridge\ CS6/Bridge.exe

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by Gage on Tuesday November 6th 2012, 15:00
I followed your instructions completely with no luck installing, BUT --

I had it previously installed on my Windows side. I copied my x86 "Common Files" and "Adobe" Windows folders to .wine C directory.

Works like a charm!

Copying "Common Files" from the Windows side fixed Error Code 1 which was a configuration error.

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  • RE: by Gage on Tuesday November 6th 2012, 15:03
Exiting Installer with Code: 0
by nowashburn on Saturday September 1st 2012, 12:55
Ubuntu 12.04 / 64
Wine Version 1.5.12
PlayOnLinux 4.1.7

32bit virtual drive
Windows 7

Getting a very vague error during the "Initializing Installer" install phase:

Exiting Installer with Code: 0
fixme:imm:ImmReleaseContext (0x1009a, 0x24ba818): stub

Any help getting this working is much appreciated. Thanks!

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Photoshop CS6
by Graben on Tuesday July 31st 2012, 12:18
Works flawlessly on wine 1.5.3 and wine 1.5.8. Only the 32 bit version runs thought.

Download Demo from
Place the content in the psi folder refered to in the script

Run the script, click next ok finish when asked for...

When running Photoshop installer, choose I Have a Serial and enter any serial, Click connect later and it starts installing Photoshop CS6. The installer crashes and "Installation Failed" appear. Be patient and do not close this window. It is installing for real in the background.

Click close on the installer window after a while when you think the installation is finished.

My PS6 install script (modify folder paths accordingly) :

export WINEPREFIX=$HOME/.wb/ps
rm -R ~/.wb/ps
mkdir ~/.wb/ps
winetricks msxml3
wine ~/.wb/psi/Set-up.exe
wine ~/.wb/ps/drive_c/Program\ Files\ \(x86\)/Adobe/Adobe\ Photoshop\ CS6/Photoshop.exe

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Works for 32bit ubuntu only
by Bruner Bear on Thursday July 19th 2012, 8:53
I tried everything to make it work on Ubuntu 12.04 64bit, but had too many problems (something related to gdiplus I think, but I'm hardly an expert). I can confirm that this method works for Ubuntu 12.04 32bit though, as I installed it as described on a virtual box running that system. Is there any hope problems will be solved soon for 64bit, or should I go back to Ubuntu 32bit? I really want to run PS with wine as I did on my previous 32 system, rather than in VB or dual boot.

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by ernest gabric on Friday May 25th 2012, 9:04
Values ​​in many parts can not be seen.
Layer Style and Preferences can not be adjusted (can not be see values).

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  • RE: by Robert Munteanu on Friday May 25th 2012, 9:14
    • RE: by ernest gabric on Saturday May 26th 2012, 5:52
      • RE: by Oleg on Wednesday August 22nd 2012, 14:25
        • RE: by Ariel on Saturday September 22nd 2012, 15:13
          • RE: by Travis Swentosky on Saturday September 22nd 2012, 20:02
            • RE: by Ariel on Saturday September 22nd 2012, 20:11
pdapp.exe stops
by Shom on Sunday May 20th 2012, 13:36
But how did you solved the problem of pdapp.exe that stops working after giving the serial ?

I succeeded to install in Trial Mode but I can't use it because internet don't work to connect with Adobe ID..

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